Hometown School Newsletter

February 8, 2022

Bencik's Buzz

Hometown Families:

I wanted to send a huge thank you to our families over this past week. Our 100 day and 101st day celebrations were well received. Students enjoyed celebrating all of their learning. Thank you to the Career Day presenters. Our students were excited to hear about all of the different careers in the world today. Tuition preschool and kindergarten registration are open. The links are provided below. Please register your student to secure a spot for the next school year.

5Essentials Parent Survey- WE NEED YOUR VOICE

As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. To get started with the survey head to d123.org/five. We only have 2% of the parent voice! Please consider taking the survey.

TPS and Kindergarten Registration 2022-23 School Year

If you would like to register your children for Tuition Preschool please use the link below. Kindergarten registration is also open. Please use the second link to register your child for the next school year. We can't wait to meet all of our new learners.

TPS registration:




Family Literacy Night Luau

Hometown will be hosting a Family Literacy Night. The flyer is attached. Please send the RSVP back so we have an accurate number of materials. Families will learn different strategies to help their children in reading. We are looking forward to a fun event.

Shield Testing

We will resume Shield Testing this Wednesday. Students will be tested in the afternoon.

Friendship Parties

Our Friendship parties will take place Friday, February 11th. The room parents will provide activities for the children to do starting at 2pm. We ask that no food items be purchased to hand out.

Canvas and Cookies

Please join us for Canvas and Cookies on March 3rd at 6pm. The cost will be 5.00 per student. There will be a limit of students. This is a first come first serve event. Please RSVP to reserve your spot. See the attached flyer.

Book Fair

The book fair will be the first week in Marc. Please see the attached flyer to volunteer.

Kindness Week

The district will host kindness week February 14-18th. Please see the attached calendar to use for the different dress up days and kindness challenges.

Shield Parent Portal

If you would like to be able to view Shield Covid results, the attached flyer gives directions on how to set up the parent portal. Please follow directions in the flyer.

Family Dance

Our new date for the family dance is March 11th from 6-8pm. Be on the look out for information coming in the future.

Ice Skating

PTA will be hosting a skating event in February. Please see the attached flyer for information.

Meet Mrs. Lisa Vines

Every week we shine a spotlight on one of our amazing staff members. This week we will meet Mrs. Vines.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

This is always a hard question for me because if you know anything at all about me, I LOVE to travel. I would return to Italy again and again. I have my family there. However, I have never been to New Zealand. My husband lived there for two years, and it is a dream of ours to go there together.

What is the best thing about working at Hometown?

People, people, people!! The families here at Hometown have been wonderful, and the students are amazing. The staff is fantastic, and everyone here treats each other like family. It is absolutely a huge reason why I am still here after 27 years!

What is your favorite food?

I love anything Mexican or Italian, but my absolute favorite is seafood. I love all kinds of seafood. My favorite would be lobster!

Who is someone you admire and why?

I would have to say that I admire my children. I am beyond impressed with the people they are becoming. In today's world, children have so many challenges and temptations and difficulties that I did not have to face as a child. I think they have worked very hard to make good decisions, and I admire that. It is so fun to watch them grow!

If you see Mrs Vines in the hallway, make sure you say hi!

February Menus

You will find that attached breakfast and lunch menu for February listed below. Please let us know if you have questions.